Poetic Moments: poetry in history

Course Dates: 29/04/21 - 08/07/21
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
Location: Online
Join us for an exploration of different, significant moments in poetic history, looking at a range of key periods, themes and examples.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: HLT218

Started Thu, day, 29 Apr - 08 Jul '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course will look at a number of key moments/movements in poetry over the last 200 years.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The Romantics: Coleridge, Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Byron and others
The Victorians: Tennyson, Browning (Robert and Elizabeth), Christina Rossetti, Emily Bronte, Arnold, Hardy
War poetry: ranging from 1914-the present day
The poetry of illness and loss from the 20th and 21st century
Late 20th century poetry: from the sixties to the present.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Have a broader understanding of different contexts and influences on poetry in a number of literary periods, and have a wider knowledge of the work produced in these periods.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For those who enjoy reading and discussing poetry and are interested in sharing ideas and listening to the views of others. You do not need a specialist knowledge of poetry.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Reading the texts is the only preparation required, and these will be supplied wherever possible. Other supporting material will be given out during lecture/discussion sessions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No: the poems will be supplied. Students are welcome to bring their collections and suggestions for the final session.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Look for other poetry courses on our website at www.citylit.ac.uk/history, culture and writing/literature/poetry.

Siv Jansson

Dr Siv Jansson has worked at a range of institutions in the UK and overseas, including Imperial College, The Open University, Royal Holloway (University of London), the University of Greenwich, and Middlesex University, and the University of Auckland. Siv's specialism is English literature, where she has extensive teaching, research and publication experience. She was Literary Advisor on the BBC drama, 'To Walk Invisible' (2016).

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